U.S. Intellectual History Blog


The Society for U.S. Intellectual History will be sponsoring up to two panels at the 2017 Organization of American Historians conference in New Orleans.  We have posted a call for papers here at the website.  The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2016 – less than two weeks away!  Please consider submitting a panel proposal.

At next week’s OAH conference, the Society is sponsoring two panels.  If you will be in Providence for the conference, we would be glad to see you at one of our sessions:

Michael O’Brien, Intellectual History, and the History of the American South
Saturday, April 9, 10:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Chair and Commentator:  Sarah Gardner, Mercer University
“Challenging Allen Tate: Michael O’Brien, and the New Southern Literary History,” Susan Donaldson, College of William and Mary
“Michael O’Brien and the Transformation of United States Intellectual History,” David Moltke-Hansen, Cambridge Studies on the American South
“Women’s Informal Writing and the Compass of Antebellum Southern Intellectual History,” Steven Stowe, Indiana University
“Michael O’Brien as Transnational Historian,” James Turner, University of Notre Dame

Neoliberalism and the University in the 1960s and 1970s
Saturday, April 9, 10:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Chair: Angus Burgin, Johns Hopkins University
Commentator: Andrew Jewett, Harvard University
“From Student Disruption to Creative Destruction: Neoliberalism Ascendant in the Post-1960s University,” L.D. Burnett, Collin College
“The Meritocratic Ethos and the Spirit of Inequality: A Case Study of Harvard Business School,” Ryan Acton, Harvard University
“Liberating Reason: Robert Nozick’s Philosophical Libertarianism and its Legacies,” Brad Baranowski, University of Wisconsin

In addition to our sponsored panels, the S-USIH has endorsed several panels and sessions at this year’s OAH conference that may be of particular interest to our members/readers.  You can find a list of those endorsed panels here.

If you have any suggestions or recommendations for panels or sessions (or, for that matter,  restaurants or watering-holes) at OAH 2016, or if you just want to let us know that you’re planning to attend, feel free to add a comment below.

Hope to see you next week!

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  1. Some additional panels that will no doubt be of interest to many of our members/readers:

    Friday, 9-10:30
    session 101
    “Capitalism in the Countryside: Farmers, Families, and the Marketplace”
    (Victoria Saker Woeste, Katie Rosenblatt, Joseph Kosek, Rebecca Shimoni Stoil)

    Friday, 10:50-12:20
    session 117
    “Open Question: What Is the Relation between Slavery and Capitalism?”
    (James Oakes, Edward E. Baptist, Sven Beckert, Caitlin Rosenthal, Craig Wilder)

    Friday, 1:50 – 3:20 pm
    session 139
    “Myths of the Market”
    (James Sparrow, Brian Balogh, David Freund, Jennifer Burns, N.D.B. Connolly)

    Saturday, 9:00 – 10:30
    session 208
    “Christianity and Capitalism in the Modern United States: Historians Respond to Kevin Kruse’s One Nation Under God
    (Alison Greene, Kathryn Lofton, Jarod Roll, Kevin Kruse)

    Saturday, 10:50 – 12:20 pm
    session 224
    “Whatever Happened to the Liberal Tradition in American Politics?”
    (Kevin Kruse, Lizabeth Cohen, Bethany Moreton, Adriane Lentz-Smith, Bruce Shulman, Wendy Wall)

    Saturday, 1:50-3:20 pm
    session 240
    “Neoliberalism in the 1970s”
    (Julia Ott, Howard Brick, Nancy MacLean, Kim Phillips-Fein, Eduardo Canedo)

    Saturday, 1:50-3:20 pm
    session 247
    “Presidents and Patronage”
    (Gordon Wood, Neal Millikan, Sara Georgini, Ellen Hickman)

  2. Geez, don’t know how I missed this one first time through the program:

    Friday, 10:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
    Democracy in American And Europe (Session 123), with Leslie Butler, Rachel Hope Cleves, David Blight, and James T. Kloppenberg

    Bookmarked it!

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